‘Horrendous conditions’ hit Arran charity cycle event

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Some of the cyclists at the start of the Bike n’ Hike event on Saturday. 02_b25bike01

The sixth annual Arran Bike n’ Hike event for Diabetes UK funds had to be cut short on Saturday to protect the 98 cyclists from roads that were awash with floodwater.

Starting at Brodick slipway, the cyclists headed north through Corrie, down the west coast and over Machrie Moor and back to Brodick via the String Road, rather than going round the Southend.

Some of them then hiked up to the shoulder on Goatfell, ending up back down at the Arran Mountain Rescue base at Cladach.

Two competitors were taken to hospital, one with a gravel rash and the other with a broken collarbone.

For more, see the Arran Banner edition of June 23 2012 also on line www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

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